March 1944 calendar

March 1944

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in March 1944.
The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on March 1944: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1944?


  • 01 Mar 1944 U-358 sinks in Atlantic
  • 02 Mar 1944 16th Academy Awards - Casablanca, Jennifer Jones and Paul Lukas win
  • 04 Mar 1944 Anti-Germany strikes in North Italy
  • 05 Mar 1944 World War II: The Red Army begins the Uman : Botosani Offensive in western Ukrainian SSR.
  • 06 Mar 1944 US Air Force begins daylight bombing of Berlin.
  • 08 Mar 1944 US resumes bombing Berlin, Germany.
  • 09 Mar 1944 World War II: Japanese troops counter-attack American forces on Hill 700 in Bougainville in a battle that would last five days.
  • 10 Mar 1944 Greek Civil War: The Political Committee of National Liberation is established in Greece by the National Liberation Front.
  • 11 Mar 1944 Dutch resistance fighter Joop Westerweel arrested
  • 12 Mar 1944 WWII: The Political Committee of National Liberation is created in Greece.
  • 13 Mar 1944 USSR recognizes Italian Badoglio government.
  • 15 Mar 1944 Italian town of Cassino destroyed by Allied bombing
  • 16 Mar 1944 Vichy Internal minister Pucheu sentenced to death.
  • 17 Mar 1944 Actor Charlton Heston weds Lydia Clarke.
  • 18 Mar 1944 Nazi Germany occupies Hungary
  • 19 Mar 1944 World War II: Nazi forces occupy Hungary.
  • 20 Mar 1944 Mount Vesuvius, Italy explodes.
  • 21 Mar 1944 Gen Eisenhower postpones S France invasion until after Normandy
  • 22 Mar 1944 600+ US 8th Air Force bombers attack Berlin, Germany.
  • 23 Mar 1944 Nicholas Alkemade falls 5,500 m without a parachute and lives
  • 24 Mar 1944 811 British bombers attack Berlin
  • 25 Mar 1944 Germany troop executes 335 residents of Rome
  • 26 Mar 1944 705 British bombers attack Essen, Germany.
  • 27 Mar 1944 40 Jewish policemen in Riga, Latvia ghetto are shot by the Gestapo.
  • 28 Mar 1944 Astrid Lindgren sprains ankle and begins writing Pippi Longstocking
  • 30 Mar 1944 781 British bombers attack Neurenberg, Germany.
  • 31 Mar 1944 Hungary orders all Jews to wear yellow stars.

Famous Birthday

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  • French author, historian, and professor of Philosophy at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.

  • English model, photographer, and author.

  • Roger Daltrey

    British musician, singer and actor.

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Famous Deaths

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in March 1944?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - San Fernando Valley
  2. - Cow-Cow Boogie
  3. - It's Love-Love-Love
  4. - Don't Sweetheart Me
  5. - The Music Stopped


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Partners of the Trail

Partners of the Trail

Release year: 1944

Directed by: Lambert Hillyer

Starring: Johnny Mack Brown, Raymond Hatton, Craig Woods, Christine McIntyre

It Happened Tomorrow

It Happened Tomorrow

Release year: 1944

Directed by: René Clair

Starring: Dick Powell, Linda Darnell, Jack Oakie, Edgar Kennedy

Cover Girl

Cover Girl

Release year: 1944

Directed by: Charles Vidor

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Lee Bowman, Phil Silvers

Country: United States of America

Four Jills in a Jeep

Four Jills in a Jeep

Release year: 1944

Directed by: William A. Seiter

Starring: Kay Francis, Carole Landis, Martha Raye, Mitzi Mayfair

Up in Mabel's Room

Up in Mabel's Room

Release year: 1944

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: Marjorie Reynolds, Dennis O'Keefe, Gail Patrick, Mischa Auer